Pobby and Dingan

Pobby and Dingan

by Ben Rice
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Overview

Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice

This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne’s immature imagination. Only when Pobby and Dingan disappear and Kellyanne becomes heartsick over their loss does Ashmol realize that not only must he believe in Pobby and Dingan, he must convince others to believe in them, too.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375412615
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/16/2001
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 169 KB

About the Author

Ben Rice lives in London. This is his first book.

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Pobby and Dingan 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What do i do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know. Ses my mate. Trying to break it to fericefire slowly and softly. Help me out!! Call me dad or something! BD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie "Opal Dream". I cried. The movie was amazing. Later that night i found out it was a book. I thought "a must read". I bough it this morning. I know it is going to be an awesome book. And i haven't even finished the first chapter yet. (I bought it this morning)
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seldombites More than 1 year ago
The edition I read was called Opal Dream. This is a charming and heartbreaking story set in the opal fields of Lightning Ridge. The author uses words with skill. We feel the hot, dusty air in our lungs, we experience the ostracism and community of spirit of small town Australia and our hearts tear in two for the unhappy little girl who has lost her friends. This book may be short, but it is potent. I highly recommend it. There is another short story included at the end of the book entitled Specks in the Sky. It is strange and confusing and worth skipping over.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cant put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading it in class and it is very well done
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My dad gave me this book for Christmas when I was 22 yrs old. I had never heard of it and thought 'OK, I have a bood about imaginary friends in Australia. Now what do I do?' Yet when I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It was such a simple story, a great pick-me-up. I loaned it to a roommate in college when she was having a rough weekend; I never got it back. I hope she passed it on to a friend to lift another's spirit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book...ben rice has a great imagination...ad knows exactly what goes on in the ming of a little girl...The whole town knew who Pobby and Dingan was..and the only person who ddin't believe in Pobby and Dingan was ASHMOL....he finally believe inthem in the end...because even if pobby and dingan arent real people...ashmol realized u just have to believe....the end was very sad....shh i cant tell what it is. GREAT FOR kids 9through 15
Guest More than 1 year ago
A touching and beautiful novel that will leave you uplifted and yet wistful. Easily read in one morning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My father bought me this book for Christmas one year. I had never heard of it and I wondered how he ever decided to give it to me as a gift. I soon realized why; it is a delightful story about the joys and concerns of childhood, perfect for anyone who wants to remember for a bit what it was like to be 8 years old. It is a great book for a rainy afternoon...it is short and uplifting, even though it brought a tear to my eye.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a Lightning Ridge resident that was taken by Bens novel,the only down fall I can see is the promotion of this excellent story has not been shared among the township of Lightning Ridge. Nobody has heard of Pobby & Dingan. When Ben visited he took so many details that would mean alot to Lightning Ridge folk, but they dont even realise that they are in such a heart-warming novel. Please share this with Lightning ridge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pobby and Dingan is a rough cut jewel of a book that you will pick up and turn over and over again in your memory after reading it. The story concerns the world of children, a boy and his sister living in an Australian opal mining town, but takes you well beyond that particular time and place. This one is a small treasure.